I have always done maintenance. At first, in 1968 on my first job, I figured that everyone knew how all the stuff worked, so I worked hard to catch up. I learned how to use a manual, and a professional oscilloscope. It took me a while to realize that no one else knew how the stuff worked. As I became an independent producer, I did my own maintenance. For the last many years, I have done mostly repairs for other producers. Here is a secret page of the stuff I've been involved with.
I have been involved in various forms of television production for over forty years, on all six sides of the camera... writing, producing, shooting, hosting, editing, and designing and repairing the equipment.
I have been writing and using software for close to thirty years, with particular attention to ease of use. Lately, I do specialty software for unique problems. My last was to talk to BRC-300 robotic cameras, and included the programming of an Arduino to simulate the camera during software development.
I started in studio production with 2" videotape.16mm film was used for outside work. As new forms of production came along, I evaluated, used and wrote some of the manuals for them! Editing these days is on a laptop.
Websites and interactive computer presentations require a different approach to story telling, but I think I've got it licked.
Writing & Editing
I have been inside sewers, factories, secret control rooms, landmarks, police cars (professionally only!), locomotives, nuclear reactors, and just about every industry. I have never had a negative response from a P-eng. I have made a couple of mistakes, but so far, no one has noticed them!